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Mr. Tikelis, Math I & III

THIS IS MY OLD SITE!!!! GO TO MY NEW SITE: https://sites.google.com/esuhsd.org/tikelis/home

I barely use Google Classroom and I don't use this site anymore--it's from last year so I'll keep it up so you have an idea what happened last year '20-'21.

 

You'll be on Khan Academy and School Loop mostly. This is my main site for all info you need:

https://sites.google.com/esuhsd.org/tikelis/home















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Christos Tikelis
Calero High School
Mathematics Teacher
East Side Union High School District
420 Calero Ave
San Jose, California
95123

(408) 347-7600 Phone
 

My name is Chris Tikelis. This is my fourth year teaching math at Calero High. I have taught high school math since 1999. I started my teaching career in the US Peace Corps in Namibia, Africa. I've taught high school math in Mississippi, Boston area, Texas, Costa Rica and Silicon Valley. I can speak Greek, Spanish and Oshiwambo (African language) poorly. Through these different experiences I have learned to love working with at-risk students in small, personable environments.
 

In math class I stress to the students that math should be called logical thinking class and that mathematics is just a tool to exercise the mind. A math exercise is as important to the training of the mind as a push-up is important to the training of the body. I also use riddles and other mind games to emphasize this point.
 

I love teaching at Calero High school. It’s a special place where we take care of your children. Thank you for trusting me with your children. It is my honor.

At past teaching placements I've coached boys volleyball; overseen teaching aides; diversified learning experiences with self guided Khan Academy online tools; made team tables with marker board table tops; taught on a blended online/traditional learning environment called a flipped classroom model; was awarded a Chevron/VEX robotics club grant for over $1300; developed my own curriculum and schedule; used SmartBoard, SmartResponders, Casio Virtual graphing calculator; built a computer lab out of spare parts; advised and trained teachers; state-testing special needs tutor; identified advanced students and helped transition them to higher level classes; Ultimate Frisbee club advisor; achieved high state test MCAS results, the highest number of advanced and proficient scores in my school's history; Math Games Club; supervised Teaching Assistant in English Language Learning environment; Led in-service training; Mississippi Teacher Corps member, a program similar to Teach For America; honored as a Teacher Corps alumni of the month; taught on Cambridge model; Initiated HIGSE level advanced mathematics preparatory class.

EDUCATION:

Harvard University Master of Liberal Arts, Mathematics for Teaching
University of Mississippi Master of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction
University of Massachusetts Lowell Bachelor of Science, Plastics Engineering 

 

Mi nombre es Chris Tikelis. Este es mi cuarto año enseñando matemáticas en Calero High. He enseñado matemáticas en la escuela secundaria desde 1999. Comencé mi carrera docente en el Cuerpo de Paz de Estados Unidos en Namibia, África. He enseñado matemáticas en la escuela secundaria en Mississippi, el área de Boston, Texas, Costa Rica y Silicon Valley. Puedo hablar griego, español y Oshiwambo (idioma africano) mal. A través de estas diferentes experiencias, he aprendido a amar trabajar con estudiantes en riesgo en entornos pequeños y agradables.
 

En la clase de matemáticas les recalco a los estudiantes que las matemáticas deberían llamarse clase de pensamiento lógico y que las matemáticas son solo una herramienta para ejercitar la mente. Un ejercicio de matemáticas es tan importante para el entrenamiento de la mente como lo es una lagartija para el entrenamiento del cuerpo. También utilizo acertijos y otros juegos mentales para enfatizar este punto.
 

Me encanta enseñar en Calero High School. Es un lugar especial donde cuidamos a sus hijos. Gracias por confiarme a sus hijos. Es mi honor.
 

 En pasantías docentes he entrenado a niños en voleibol;  ayudantes de enseñanza supervisados;  experiencias de aprendizaje diversificadas con herramientas en línea autoguiadas de la academia Khan;  hice mesas de equipo con tableros de marcadores;  enseñado en un entorno de aprendizaje combinado en línea / tradicional llamado modelo de aula invertida;  recibÍ una subvención del club de robótica Chevron / VEX por más de $ 1300;  desarrollé mi propio plan de estudios y horario;  uso SmartBoard, SmartResponders, calculadora gráfica Casio Virtual;  construí un laboratorio de computadoras con repuestos;  maestros asesorados y entrenados;  tutor de necesidades especiales para pruebas estatales;  identifico a estudiantes avanzados y ayudó a hacer la transición a clases de nivel superior;  Asesor final del club Frisbee;  logré altos resultados de MCAS en las pruebas estatales, el mayor número de puntajes avanzados y competentes en la historia de mi escuela;  Club de juegos de matemáticas;  Asistente de enseñanza supervisada en el entorno de aprendizaje del idioma inglés;  Dirigí la capacitación en servicio;  Miembro del Cuerpo de Maestros de Mississippi, un programa similar a Teach For America;  honrado como un ex alumno del Cuerpo de Maestros del mes;  entrenado en el modelo de Cambridge;  Iniciado nivel HIGSE clase preparatoria de matemáticas avanzadas.

 EDUCACIÓN:

 Máster en Artes Liberales de la Universidad de Harvard, Matemáticas para la enseñanza
 Universidad de Mississippi Master of Arts, Currículum e Instrucción
 Universidad de Massachusetts Lowell Bachelor of Science, Plastics Engineering

http://www.khanacademy.org/
Math 1 Extra Credit
MATHEMATICS 1, Khan Class Code: HZ5HECRV

Office Hours Wednesday 1pm or come see me during CyberHigh 2:30pm (M, T, R, F). See Zoom Links.

As of now it looks like we won't be meeting in person anytime soon. Things are happening (and changing) fast in the current crisis. Please be patient with me and the rest of your teachers as we set up online distance learning and we will do the same with you; we all want you to succeed. Check your school loop mail and you can also use tikelisc-at-esuhsd.org (easier for me) to keep in contact.

I have linked Khan Academy, Google Classroom and School Loop as the main way to continue presenting Math 1 topics and communicating with you. The Khan Academy curriculum closely matches the plan I had laid out for our year. Don’t worry I’ll try and make this as easy as possible for you. 

Log in to Khan Academy using your google student credentials and Khan class code: HZ5HECRV

YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW THIS CALENDAR, FINISH QUIZZES AND TESTS IN ONE SECTION EACH WEEK. GRADES WILL BE POSTED IN SCHOOL LOOP REGULARLY.

MATHEMATICS 1 CALENDAR:

Sections in Khan Academy. Grading Period 1 Ends Sept 18. All assignments due by Friday for full credit.

1. Friday August 14: Algebra Foundations 
2. Friday August 21: Solving Equations & Inequalities 
3. Friday August 28: Linear Equations and Graphs
Catch up WEEK
4. Friday September 12: Forms of Linear Equations
5. Friday September 18: Systems of Equations
6. Friday September 25: Functions
Vacation Week (Catch up)
7. Saturday October 10: Functions pt 2
8. Saturday October 17: Scatterplots
Catch up WEEK
9. Saturday October 31: Data Distributions
2nd Grading Period Ends Nov 6
10. Saturday Nov 14: Box Plots
11. Saturday Nov 21: Arithmetic Sequence Intro
12. Saturday Dec 5: Geometric Sequence Intro
DECEMBER 18 END OF SEMESTER 1
13. Sat Jan 9: Square Roots
14. Sat Jan 16: Cube Roots, Nth roots 
15. Sat Jan 23: Simplify Square roots with variables
16. Sat Jan 30: Simplify Sq Rt expressions
17. Sat Feb 6: Distance Formula

18. Sat Feb 27: Percents
19. Sat Mar 6: Distance and Midpoint Formula
20. Sat March 13: Angle Pairs

catch up

21. Sat March 27: Angles on the Transversal
22. Sat April 17: CPCTC

23. Sat April 24: SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS
24. Sat May 1: Finding angles in congruent triangles
25. Sat May 8: Translations

26. Sat May 15: Solve equations- variables on both sides and parentheses.
 

WHAT DO YOU DO????

1. Make an account on Khan Academy. (They even have a phone app.)
2. Sign up for Mathematics I on Khan Academy using your google credentials and class code: HZ5HECRV
3. Do a section a week as I laid out above in the CALENDAR
4. Get on Zoom (video conferencing) and sign in for whichever period you have Math class. If password is needed use 123456. Class time will be a chance to ask questions, see me present a lesson, etc.

WHAT DOES MR. TIKELIS DO???

1. Hold Zoom meeting. Answer questions, give lessons, etc.
2. Keep track of your progress and update your grades accordingly

TO BE A STUDENT IN GOOD STANDING...

1. Show up for our Zoom meeting each period you have class
2. Complete each Khan section on time every week

ZOOM LINKS (Password 123456)
Math 1 Period 2
8:30-10am B day Tue/Fri 
Zoom Meeting ID: [992 0987 2435]

Math 1 Period 3
10:15-11:45am A day Mon/Thurs 
Zoom Meeting ID: [963 7014 5565]

Math 1 Period 6
12:50-2:20pm B day Tue/Fri
Zoom Meeting ID: [983 0717 9566]


KHAN ACADEMY
http://www.khanacademy.org/
Sign up for Mathematics 1 using your google credentials and class code: HZ5HECRV

Google Classroom Portal
Class code: puj7jkm
I will be mostly using Khan Academy but I made this Google classroom in case we need it later.

This is all new. Be patient and I will be, too.

 

¿¿¿¿QUÉ HACES????

 1. Crea una cuenta en Khan Academy.  (Incluso tienen una aplicación de teléfono).
 2. Regístrate en Mathematics I en Khan Academy usando sus credenciales de Google y su código de clase: HZ5HECRV
 3. Completa una sección a la semana como lo expuse arriba en el CALENDARIO
 4. Ingrese a Zoom (videoconferencia) e inicie sesión durante el período que tenga en la clase de Matemáticas. Si se necesitas una contraseña, usa 123456. El tiempo de clase será una oportunidad para hacer preguntas, verme presentar una lección, etc.

 ¿QUÉ HACE MR.  TIKELIS?

 1. Lleva la reunión en Zoom.  Responde preguntas, da lecciones, etc.
 2. Mantiene un registro de tu progreso y actualiza tus calificaciones a tiempo.

 PARA SER UN BUEN ESTUDIANTE ...

 1. Me presento a la reunión en Zoom, cada período que tengo clase. 
 2. Completo cada sección de Khan a tiempo cada semana

 

BẠN LÀM NGHỀ GÌ????

1. Tạo một tài khoản tại Khan Academy. (Họ thậm chí có một ứng dụng điện thoại.)
2. Đăng ký Toán học I tại Khan Academy bằng thông tin đăng nhập Google và mã lớp của bạn: HZ5HECRV
3. Hoàn thành một phần một tuần như được giải thích ở trên trong LỊCH
4. Đăng nhập vào Thu phóng (hội nghị video) và đăng nhập trong khoảng thời gian của bạn trong lớp Toán. Nếu cần mật khẩu, hãy sử dụng 123456. Giờ học sẽ là cơ hội để đặt câu hỏi, hãy xem tôi trình bày một bài học, v.v.

LÀM GÌ MR. TIKELIS?

1. Tham gia cuộc họp trong Zoom. Trả lời câu hỏi, đưa ra bài học, v.v.
2. Theo dõi tiến trình của bạn và cập nhật điểm số của bạn đúng giờ.

ĐỂ LÀ MỘT SINH VIÊN TỐT ...

1. Tôi xuất hiện trong cuộc họp tại Zoom, mỗi tiết tôi có lớp.
2. Tôi hoàn thành từng phần của Khan đúng giờ mỗi tuần

http://www.khanacademy.org/
Math 3 Extra Credit
MATHEMATICS 3, Khan Class Code: H5M4WUS9

Office Hours Wednesday 1pm or come see me during CyberHigh 2:30pm (M, T, R, F). See Zoom Links.

As of now until the end of the school year it looks like we won't be meeting in person. Things are happening (and changing) fast in the current crisis. Please be patient with me and the rest of your teachers as we set up online distance learning and we will do the same with you; we all want you to succeed. Check your school loop mail and you can also use tikelisc-at-esuhsd.org (easier for me) to keep in contact.

I have linked Khan Academy, Google Classroom and School Loop as the main way to continue presenting Math 3 topics and communicating with you. The Khan Academy curriculum closely matches the plan I had laid out for our year. Don’t worry I’ll try and make this as easy as possible for you. 

YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW THIS CALENDAR, FINISH QUIZZES AND TESTS IN ONE SECTION EACH WEEK. GRADES WILL BE POSTED IN SCHOOL LOOP REGULARLY.

MATHEMATICS 3 CALENDAR:

Sections in Khan Academy. Grading Period 1 Ends Sept 18. All assignments due by Friday for full credit.

1. Friday August 14: Polynomial Arithmetic
2. Friday August 21: Polynomial Factorization
3. Friday August 28: Polynomial Division
Catch up WEEK
4. Friday September 12: Polynomial Graphs
5. Friday September 18: Logarithms
6. Saturday Sept 26: Logarithms Part 2
7. Saturday October 24: Rational Equations pt1
8. Saturday October 31: Rational Equations pt2

Nov 6 2nd Grading Period Ends

9. Saturday Nov 14: Sq Rt Equations and Quadratic Systems
10. Saturday Dec 5: Right Angle Trig Intro
Dec 18 SEMESTER END
11. Saturday Jan 9: Unit Circle
12. Saturday Jan 16: Unit Circle with radians
13. Saturday Jan 23: Special Trig Values
14. Saturday Jan 30: Special Right Triangles
15. Sat Feb 6: Law of Sines
16. Sat Feb 27: Law of Cosines
17. Sat Mar 9: Absolute Value
catch up week
18. Sat Mar 27: Rational Exponent
19. Sat Apr 17: Properties of Rational Exponents
20. Sat Apr 24: Inverses of Rational and Linear functions
21. Sat May 1: Piecewise Functions
22. Sat May 8: Composite Functions

WHAT DO YOU DO????

1. Make an account on Khan Academy. (They even have a phone app.)
2. Sign up for Mathematics 3 on Khan Academy using your google credentials and class code: H5M4WUS9
3. Do a section a week as I laid out above in the CALENDAR
4. Get on Zoom (video conferencing) and sign in for whichever period you have Math class. If password is needed use 123456. Class time will be a chance to ask questions, see me present a lesson, etc.

WHAT DOES MR. TIKELIS DO???

1. Hold Zoom meeting. Answer questions, give lessons, etc.
2. Keep track of your progress and update your grades accordingly

TO BE A STUDENT IN GOOD STANDING...

1. Show up for our Zoom meeting each period you have class
2. Complete each Khan section on time every week

ZOOM LINK (Password 123456)
Math 3 Period 4
10:15-11:45am B day Tues/Fri
Zoom Meeting ID: [962 6294 8658]

KHAN ACADEMY
http://www.khanacademy.org/
Sign up for Mathematics 3 using your google credentials and class code: H5M4WUS9

Google Classroom Portal
Class code: jfqwgtc
I will be mostly using Khan Academy but I made this Google classroom in case we need it later.

This is all new. Be patient and I will be, too.

 

¿¿¿¿QUÉ HACES????

 1. Crea una cuenta en Khan Academy.  (Incluso tienen una aplicación de teléfono).
 2. Regístrate en Mathematics I en Khan Academy usando sus credenciales de Google y su código de clase: H5M4WUS9
 3. Completa una sección a la semana como lo expuse arriba en el CALENDARIO
 4. Ingrese a Zoom (videoconferencia) e inicie sesión durante el período que tenga en la clase de Matemáticas. Si se necesitas una contraseña, usa 123456. El tiempo de clase será una oportunidad para hacer preguntas, verme presentar una lección, etc.

 ¿QUÉ HACE MR.  TIKELIS?

 1. Lleva la reunión en Zoom.  Responde preguntas, da lecciones, etc.
 2. Mantiene un registro de tu progreso y actualiza tus calificaciones a tiempo.

 PARA SER UN BUEN ESTUDIANTE ...

 1. Me presento a la reunión en Zoom, cada período que tengo clase. 
 2. Completo cada sección de Khan a tiempo cada semana

 

BẠN LÀM NGHỀ GÌ????

1. Tạo một tài khoản tại Khan Academy. (Họ thậm chí có một ứng dụng điện thoại.)
2. Đăng ký Toán học I tại Khan Academy bằng thông tin đăng nhập Google và mã lớp của bạn: H5M4WUS9
3. Hoàn thành một phần một tuần như được giải thích ở trên trong LỊCH
4. Đăng nhập vào Thu phóng (hội nghị video) và đăng nhập trong khoảng thời gian của bạn trong lớp Toán. Nếu cần mật khẩu, hãy sử dụng 123456. Giờ học sẽ là cơ hội để đặt câu hỏi, hãy xem tôi trình bày một bài học, v.v.

LÀM GÌ MR. TIKELIS?

1. Tham gia cuộc họp trong Zoom. Trả lời câu hỏi, đưa ra bài học, v.v.
2. Theo dõi tiến trình của bạn và cập nhật điểm số của bạn đúng giờ.

ĐỂ LÀ MỘT SINH VIÊN TỐT ...

1. Tôi xuất hiện trong cuộc họp tại Zoom, mỗi tiết tôi có lớp.
2. Tôi hoàn thành từng phần của Khan đúng giờ mỗi tuần

IMPORTANT LINK: Weekly Assignments
class code: 6qjtiw5

Advisory is a special class at Calero where a teacher takes a class under his/her wing and acts as a sort of school parent to them. We all take this class and the relationships built here very seriously. I think of it as a refuge from whatever stress lies outside my classroom door. Kinda weird not having a classroom and a door anymore during this crisis but we’ll make it work. Here’s some cool stuff I want my advisory students to learn about and enjoy:

0. Mental Wellness Survey Will be completed during first Advisory class.

1. Mindfulness for Teens. Short and kinda fun meditations. Paragraph due Aug 15 

2. NPR Tiny Desk Concerts Paragraph due Aug 22

3. Part Time Genius. For teens who love asking absurd questions, this podcast may just have the answers. Paragraph due Aug 29

4. Radiolab. Adults, teens, maybe even brainy kids can get into the explorations behind Radiolab, since the hosts break down scientific concepts to make them broadly accessible. Flag and the FuryRadioLab 4c Space. Paragraph due Sept 5

5. Stuff You Missed in History Class. History is full of weird, wonderful stories that are often glossed over in academic settings. This podcast uncovers some of those incidents, like the government's weird obsession with margarine, the "flying ambulance" developed for Napoleon's army, and the tale of the first woman to circumnavigate the globe ... on a bike! Paragraph due Sept 12

6. Adult ISH. YR Media is a media company run and produced by young people who are interested in careers in journalism and media — ie, it's made by teens. They have a bunch of podcasts, but Adult ISH is a good one for older teens who are soon to be headed into the real world. Teen Anxiety Paragraph due Sept 19

7. The Socially Awkward Podcast. You don't have to be socially awkward to enjoy The Socially Awkward Podcast. The hosts, Justin and Zac Weber (aka "The Weber Boys"), aren't teens, but the stories about their lives are good for a laugh.

8. Song Exploder. For music fans (and possible future songwriters?), this podcast has musicians take apart their own song and explain how they were made. It mostly focuses on indie rock acts, but guests have everyone from FKA Twigs to K-pop Star Eric Nam to '90s radio staple Semisonic.

9. Ten Percent Happier Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on "Good Morning America," which led him to try something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, "10% Happier." In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles. Guests include legendary meditation teachers -- from the Dalai Lama to Western masters -- as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. But the show also ventures beyond meditation, bringing on leading researchers in areas such as social anxiety, bias, creativity, productivity, and relationships. The animating insight of this show is that the mind is trainable. This is what science is showing us. Mental traits such as happiness, calm, generosity, compassion, and connection are not hardwired, unalterable factory settings; they are, in fact, skills that can be trained. On this show, you'll learn how. Handle a Narcissist 

10. Radiolab Insomnia Oct 5.

11. Fun is trainable. Oct 12
12. What if??? There’s plenty of speculation about what Donald Trump might do in the wake of the election. Would he dispute the results if he loses? Would he simply refuse to leave office, or even try to use the military to maintain control? Last summer, Rosa Brooks got together a team of experts and political operatives from both sides of the aisle to ask a slightly different question. Rather than arguing about whether he’d do those things, they dug into what exactly would happen if he did. Part war game part choose your own adventure, Rosa’s Transition Integrity Project doesn’t give us any predictions, and it isn’t a referendum on Trump. Instead, it’s a deeply illuminating stress test on our laws, our institutions, and on the commitment to democracy written into the constitution.Oct 29
13. Start Here. President-Elect Joe Biden gets ready to implement his agenda, without waiting for acknowledgement from President Trump. With COVID-19 cases rising rapidly, the pandemic becomes the most pressing issue during the transition. And a divided Congress heightens tensions between Democrats and Republicans...but also between progressives and moderates. Nov 12, 2020

14. Perception. Write about self-perception.

15. Ms. Hillary our social worker will give a presentation on depression. Dec 7, 10 2020

16. Georgia Senate run-off Jan 5, 2021
17. Mrs. Fernandez Naviance presentation

18. Ms. Hillary and TOUPE tobacco, marijuana, e-cig presentation Jan 14, 2021
19. Mindfulness for Teens: (sitting meditation) Jan 19, 2021

20. Ellen Silka self care talk. Jan 25, 2021 feedback form

21. Hour of Code. Jan 28, 2021

22. Healthy Relationships with Hillary and Ellen. Feb 22, 2021
23. Finish the sentence Feb 25, 2021
24. ABC Covid Podcast March 1, 2021
25. Talk with Ms. West. March 8, 2021

26. Atlas Obscura Turkmenistan March 15, 2021 
27. Herd Immunity May 10, 2021
28. Vaccine Hesitant

 

ZOOM LINK (Password 123456)
Advisory Period 5 
12:50-2:20pm A day Mon/Thurs 
Zoom Meeting ID: [916 4323 0825]


Advisory es una clase especial en Calero donde un maestro toma una clase bajo su ala y actúa como una especie de padre de escuela para ellos.  Todos tomamos esta clase y las relaciones construidas aquí muy en serio.  Lo considero un refugio del estrés que se encuentra fuera de la puerta de mi salón de clases.  Es un poco raro no tener un salón de clases y una puerta más durante esta crisis, pero haremos que funcione.  Aquí hay algunas cosas interesantes que quiero que mis alumnos asesores conozcan y disfruten:

Cố vấn là một lớp học đặc biệt ở Calero, nơi một giáo viên học một lớp dưới cánh của mình và hoạt động như một phụ huynh học đường cho họ. Tất cả chúng ta đều tham gia lớp học này và các mối quan hệ được xây dựng ở đây rất nghiêm túc. Tôi coi đó là một thiên đường từ sự căng thẳng bên ngoài cửa lớp học của tôi. Thật kỳ lạ khi không có thêm một lớp học và cánh cửa trong cuộc khủng hoảng này, nhưng chúng tôi sẽ làm cho nó hoạt động. Dưới đây là một số điều thú vị tôi muốn các cố vấn sinh viên của mình biết và tận hưởng:

Click on your period at the appropriate time for your Zoom Video Conference class meeting link.

Password 123456

Math 1 Period 2
8:30-10am B day Tue/Fri 
Zoom Meeting ID: [992 0987 2435]

Math 1 Period 3
10:15-11:45am A day Mon/Thurs 
Zoom Meeting ID: [963 7014 5565]

Math 1 Period 6
12:50-2:20pm B day Tue/Fri
Zoom Meeting ID: [983 0717 9566]

Math 3 Period 4
10:15-11:45am B day Tues/Fri
Zoom Meeting ID: [962 6294 8658]

Advisory Period 5 
12:50-2:20pm A day Mon/Thurs 
Zoom Meeting ID: [916 4323 0825]

CyberHigh
2:30-3:30pm M,T,Thurs,F 
Zoom Meeting ID: [916 4323 0825]
Student must do 60% of activities, pass all quizzes (60%); grade is average of final quizzes of each unit in course. NO FINAL EXAMS.

Office Hours OFFICE HOURS 
1-1:30pm Wednesday
Zoom Meeting ID [993 4944 5399]

1.Print a worksheet out.
2.Complete it.
3.Sign it and Date it. (Full name and full date for full credit.)
4.Send me a picture of it

Math 1 Extra Credit
Math 3 Extra Credit

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COVID-19 Updates from ESUHSD

Click here for our school district announcements with all the latest decisions being made.

We won't be using most of these classroom links until we are back together in the classroom. But check them out to give you extra help if needed:

Register for School Loop
Homework, Calendar, Standards, etc
Math 1 syllabus
Math 3 syllabus
Online Textbooks

Helpful math links:

Desmos Free Graphing Calculator and more
KhanAcademy
MathTV
Zoom Video Conference App
ThatQuiz
MathPortal
Transum
Mathopolis

Clean your house. Bottom line. In every corner. Even the places you never felt like looking at, or had the courage and patience to touch.

Make your home bright and cared for. Dust off cobwebs and impurities - even the most hidden ones.

Your house represents yourself - if you take care of it, you take care of yourself too.

You are worthy of care and attention so give it to yourself.

Stop waiting for someone else’s care. Be the person you wish you had in your life and get what you want from yourself: love, attention, care, whatever you need you deserve. 

Fix what can be fixed and remove what you no longer need. 

Dedicate yourself to mending - mend the rips of your pants, restore furniture, repair everything worth repairing. The rest, throw it away with gratitude and with awareness of that cycle being over. Fixing and removing outside of you allows you to fix or remove what's inside of you.

Sow. Even a seed in a vase. Take care of a plant, water it every day, talk to it, give it a name, remove dry leaves and weeds that can suffocate it and steal precious energy. It's a way to take care of your inner seeds - your desires, your intentions, your ideals.

If fears come? Talk to them. Prepare the table for them too, reserve a place for each of your fears. Invite them to dinner with you. And ask them why they came from so far to your house. What message do you need to hear? What do they want to communicate?

You don’t think you can do this...

Is isolation your problem, or is it the fear of facing yourself in the quiet - those ideas in your head you want to keep away with your life’s usual distractions? Now you can't run away.

Sit with yourself. Look yourself in the eye. Listen to yourself. Now it’s so quiet you can finally hear the important voices in your mind - the ones with too much self-respect to shout over all the usual noise. They are like seeds inside of you and can only grow when you’re alone in the quiet of isolation and self-reflection. 

What if you flat out fail?

Step 1. Try again. If you fail again? See Step 1. What else have you got to do right now? Sit and worry? That sounds way worse than trying and failing and trying some more. Try-fail-try is easy once you get the habit and I think you’ll even grow to like it. I do. 

(I didn’t originally write this but I did spruce it up quite a bit. Enjoy. -T)

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